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Dawn's Lodge Reviews

Esmeraldas E4-86 and Los R�os st., San Blas., Quito, Ecuador

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95 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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A nice little hostel with the sweetest host ever. We felt very welcome right from the beginning. Breakfast is also amazing. Luis helped us at lot with arranging trips inside and outside Quito. Though speaking english without a problem he also talked spanish, nice and slow so we kept up and learned which we appreciated. We loved this place and came back for 2 more days after we'd been to Galapagos, we can really recommend it to all of you looking for somewhere to stay in Quito.

  • 1st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Luis is a great and very nice host with very useful tips. The breakfast is very good and made with love !

  • 9th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


La mejor experiencia que he tenido en un hostal. El hostal esta bien ubicada, la honda es super familiar y con un antifitrion como Luis vas a hallarte instantamente. No cambie nada de que estas haciendo. Ya es perfecto. Era un honor a quedar en tu hogar y sentirla como mi hogar.


The excellent location and the trustworthy, super friendly owner make this place a good option to start your trip in Ecuador. As well, the owner can give you good and conscient advice about where to go and what to do. However, facilities are standard, while the price is well above average.


Luis is such a nice and lovely person. I had told Luis I was travelling alone with my daughter and I wanted to make sure that we were safe. He so kindly organised a taxi transfer for us and made sure there was a woman there waiting for us at the airport at 3 AM! That made us feel alot more at ease! He then came with us around Quito and showed us the best tourists places, We also had a really nice meal cooked by his lovely wife. Luis family is also very nice. I really felt home at Luis'.

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


This was my second time at Dawn's Lodge; I had stayed there five years ago when I visited Quito and I am glad to say that it did not disappoint the second time around. Luis was an incredible host, he picked us up from the airport and when we needed directions to go to the travel agency to organise our trip to the Galapagos he took us there on the bus and organised a taxi for us to get to the airport at 5am. Every staff member at the Lodge is incredibly friendly and willing to help.

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